Each one of us needs to reconnect with ourselves, with our loved ones and with the Earth. When you truly love the Earth you will do anything to protect the Earth. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
We pollute, destroy, and reshape our planet, eliminating animal habitats and ecosystems to fit human needs. People conscious of the plight of these events react to this decline by experiencing environmental grief, the grief reaction stemming from the environmental loss of ecosystems caused by natural or man-made events.
On June 10th, 2017, Dr. Kevorkian presented her environmental grief work at the Orcas In Our Midst workshop sponsored by the Orca Network.
Kriss Kevorkian’s ‘Environmental Grief’ presentation at our recent Orca Network workshop truly resonated with us. In a sincere and sometimes humorous way she validated the despair we had all been feeling over the losses of our beloved Southern Resident orcas. She assured us that what we were feeling was normal and even left us with a sense of empowerment and some positive actions we can take to combat the current assault on the environment. Her words remain with us, give us strength, and connect us as we continue to fight for the survival of the whales we love. ~Cindy Hansen, Orca Network
Dr. Kevorkian is truly honored that her work was featured in an article in Scientific American. Facing Down “Environmental Grief” was written by Jordan Rosenfeld who understood the work from the get-go, and did a wonderful job sharing it with SA readers. Kriss is equally grateful to Samantha Whitcraft, conservation biologist and shark expert, for contributing her thoughts to the article.
*Dr. Kevorkian originally included research papers about environmental grief on this website, but later learned of her work being plagiarized. If you’d like more information, please contact her.
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